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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
(SOC Code : 29-2035)
in San Mateo County

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.



San Mateo County is part of the San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metro Div, which includes San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metro Div20171st Qtr$45.10$31.23$46.31$57.18
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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metro Div2014 - 2024120130108.33
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Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Mateo County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2140.8%
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7228.3%
Offices of Physicians 88418.3%
Colleges and Universities 333.3%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contra-indications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
Take brief medical histories from patients.
Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
Create backup copies of images by transferring images from disk to storage media or workstation.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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